The Fund A Need was in honor of Jim Valvano’s daughter, Jamie Valvano Howard, for genomic breast cancer research. The Partners in Excellence grant was awarded to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The 59,000 square-foot Wellness Center at Queen of the Valley, funded by the V Foundation Wine Celebration, opens the doors to the community and establishes a survivorship program for cancer patients. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Chuck & Anne McMinn, of Vineyard 29 for a V Scholar at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The V Foundation Wine Celebration was hosted by former Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz, with entertainment by Kenny Loggins.

I am alive today because of cancer research – Jamie Valvano